Thursday, January 13, 2011

SWEET PONGAL MADE EASY

Sweet pongal is the neivadyam for pongal festival all over south india.  After all these years of making it finally came up on a easy method which can be made by even by a beginner..it goes like this...

Ingredients:
 1. Rice 3/4 cup
2. Moong dal 1/4 cup
3. Milk 2 cups
4. Water 1 cup
5. Jaggery 2 cups
6. Cashew nuts a few
7. Kismiss a few
8. cardamom powder  
9. Ghee two tablespoons




Method
1. This pongal is made in cooker to make it fast and soft..so first take a pressure cooker and boil the 2 cups of milk and water together for 5-8 minutes..now add the rice and moongdal in the cooker  and close the lid and put on the whistle and simmer for 15 minutes.
2. As the moongdal has the tendency to overflow we should cook in low flame for about 15 minutes.and wsitch off.now open the lid and the mash the rice and dal mixture well with back of a spatula.
3,  Now switch on the stove and add the cut jaggery to the rice and dal mixture...jaggery melts and mix well with rice ..this takes about 8-10 minutes....now add cardomom powder.
4.  Heat ghee and add cashews and kismiss, fry well and add the ghee along with nuts to the rice and jaggery mixture..and mix well and switch off.....and the pongal is ready to be served....the ratios of the ingredients are 1:2:3..ie rice+dal one cup(if u want u can add more moongdal), 2 cups of jaggery(less if u want less sweet), 3 cups(2 cups of milk and 1 cup water)...so easy and quick to make ...and very tasty too.

WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY PONGAL

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